Forest Lake, Minnesota Population 2021

22,347
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Forest Lake is a city located in Washington County Minnesota. With a 2020 population of 22,347, it is the 52nd largest city in Minnesota and the 1704th largest city in the United States . Forest Lake is currently growing at a rate of 3.27% annually and its population has increased by 21.62% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,375 in 2010. Forest Lake reached it's highest population of 22,347 in 2021. Spanning over 36 miles, Forest Lake has a population density of 732 people per square mile.

The average household income in Forest Lake is $101,119 with a poverty rate of 5.86%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,117 per month, and the median house value is $272,200. The median age in Forest Lake is 39.1 years, 38.8 years for males, and 39.6 years for females.

Forest Lake Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Forest Lake was:

  • White: 88.71%
  • Asian: 4.14%
  • Two or more races: 3.05%
  • Other race: 1.89%
  • Black or African American: 1.67%
  • Native American: 0.41%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.11%
The current population of Forest Lake, Minnesota is 22,347 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 20,226.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 18,375.

Forest Lake, Minnesota Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,74588.71%
Asian8294.14%
Two or More Races6113.05%
Some Other Race3781.89%
Black or African American3351.67%
American Indian and Alaska Native830.41%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander230.11%
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Forest Lake Population by Race

Forest Lake Population Pyramid $2021

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Forest Lake Median Age

39.1


Total

38.8


Male

39.6


Female

Forest Lake Adults

There are 15,445 adults, (3,017 of whom are seniors) in Forest Lake.

Forest Lake Age Dependency

61

Age Dependency Ratio

24.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Forest Lake Sex Ratio

Female

10,089

50.43%

Male

9,915

49.57%

Forest Lake Population by Age

Forest Lake Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Forest Lake Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91%9%
All72.2%27.8%
Non Family49.1%50.9%
Female47.9%52.1%
Male39.2%60.8%

72.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Forest Lake Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,5882.6272.2
Married4,2853.1691
Non Family2,1621.2449.1
Female7943.2547.9
Male3473.1839.2

3.07

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

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Forest Lake Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1551.17%
9th to 12th Grade6554.93%
High School Graduate3,73528.11%
Some College3,10023.33%
Associates Degree1,39110.47%
Bachelors Degree2,96122.28%
Graduate Degree1,2919.72%
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Forest Lake Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Forest Lake Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White11,94911,3183,832
Asian460402199
Hispanic399294110
2+ Races27827879
Other Race19011717
Black16314720
Native American4545
Islander232312

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 52.17%.

Forest Lake Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$47,721$55,740$40,567
Less Than 9th Grade$36,638$38,958$30,703
High School Graduate$45,025$49,235$32,168
Some College$41,394$44,503$38,634
Bachelors Degree$58,668$80,000$51,085
Graduate Degree$82,188$100,833$55,938

$47,721

Average Earnings

$55,740

Average Male

$40,567

Average Female

Forest Lake Earnings by Educational Attainment

Forest Lake Language by Age

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Forest Lake Language

91.54% of Forest Lake residents speak only English, while 8.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.99% of the population.

Forest Lake Language

Forest Lake Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,1688935.20%
Asian82917621.23%
Hispanic901434.77%
Black324319.57%
Native631828.57%
Multiple606142.31%

5.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.51%

Male Poverty Rate

7.19%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Forest Lake

The race most likely to be in poverty in Forest Lake is Native, with 28.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Forest Lake is Multiple, with 2.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.24%.

Forest Lake Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade11.93%
High School8.20%
Some College4.87%
Bachelors or Greater1.16%

Forest Lake Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed33.10%
Female Unemployed13.85%
Female Employed4.45%
Male Employed2.08%

Forest Lake Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Forest Lake Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$79,840$101,119
Families$100,921$118,969
Married Families$118,356-
Non Families$43,533$49,835
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Income by Household Type

Forest Lake Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.0%

Male Marriage Rate

55.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Forest Lake Married by Age and Sex

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Forest Lake Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Forest Lake Marital Status by Race

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Forest Lake Marital Status

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1,012

Number of Veterans

981

Male Veterans

31

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam442
Second Gulf War138
First Gulf War120
Korea67
World War II43

Forest Lake Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74333
75+267
35 to 54221
55 to 64165
18 to 3426

Forest Lake Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9246.62%
Black8839.11%
Hispanic162.64%

Forest Lake Veterans by Race

Forest Lake Veterans by Education

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7.92%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.24%

Veteran Disability Rate

Forest Lake Veterans by Education

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72.7%

Labor Force Participation

70.6%

Employment Rate

2.9%

Unemployment Rate

Forest Lake Employment by Age

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Forest Lake Employment by Race

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Forest Lake Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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77.77%

Born in Forest Lake

96.23%

Native Born

3.77%

Foreign Born

1.46%

Non Citizen

2.31%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.23% of Forest Lake residents were born in the United States, with 77.77% having been born in Minnesota. 1.46% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Forest Lake Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202122,3477073.27%
202021,6407073.38%
201920,9337073.50%
201820,2263871.95%
201719,8392591.32%
201619,5801790.92%
201519,4011640.85%
201419,2372571.35%
201318,9801610.86%
201218,8192561.38%
201118,5631170.63%
201018,44611,64810.50%
20006,7989651.54%
19905,8331,2372.41%
19804,5961,3893.66%
19703,2070.00%

Forest Lake Population by Year